A WEATHER warning due to come into force across the north west has been updated to include a ‘danger to life’ risk.

Earlier this week, the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind across the country, with residents told to expect gusts of up to 65mph.

But meteorologists have since updated this warning to ‘reflect improving confidence in details and likelihood’.

They have also named the low-pressure system Storm Arwen.

Warrington Guardian:

The weather warning will come into force in the north west from 9am tomorrow, Friday, and remain in place through to 6pm on Saturday.

This will bring a risk of ‘injuries and danger to life’ from flying debris, with damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, possible.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, while some roads and bridges may close.

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services such as mobile phone coverage.

Dan Suri, the Met Office’s principal meteorologist, said, “Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low-pressure system that will impact the northeast in particular from Friday, but will also bring wider impacts to the UK with high winds, rain and some snow probable over the high ground.

“Storm Arwen’s impacts are mainly associated with high winds as the storm sinks southwards, and will widely bring gusts of up to 65mph in coastal areas, although slightly stronger in the northeast, with in excess of 75mph possible in exposed locations.”

Following a track across the North Sea, Storm Arwen is expected to shift away into the continent later on Saturday, leaving a drier day for many on Sunday, barring some lingering showers over the eastern coasts of England and Scotland.

Some wet weather will also move in to the far west later in the day, possibly preceded by some sleet and hill snow over Northern Ireland.